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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jun 1, 2011 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips, Which to get!?!?!

In terms of musicality, the Denver Coliseum Shows from November 20th & 21st 1973 are well performed and capture the band at one of their peak moments in history.

Personally i was thrilled to see the launch of the Auditorium Theatre 8/23/71 show as these were my first shows. However, the levels into the board are a little too hot and it does distract from the music, the so-called "houseboat" tapes.

The Austin 11/15/1971 was purchased based on the compelling NFA > Jam > GDTRFB > NFA, but the rest of the show is just ok. Purchased the Fillmore East 05/15/70 based on the Acoustic set which is fine, the Electric set's are a little underwhelming. Of the other items on your list, i'd pay a little attention to the Fillmore West 1969 performances.

Most 60's Dead music is very intense and the sets can be horribly repetitive, therefore the pinnacle performances are the one's worth visiting. It all boils down to a matter of one's personal taste.

The Road Trips series has delivered several dissapointments, but i do see an effort on behalf of Dead.Net to focus on more complete shows, better performances and recording quality.

Grateful Dead shows are like wine, until you sample it, you really don't know anything about it and everyone has different taste.

Enjoy that Solar Eclipse out there today!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 2, 2011 5:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips, Which to get!?!?!

"Personally i was thrilled to see the launch of the Auditorium Theatre 8/23/71 show as these were my first shows"

Kochman, youre on record stating that the only two Grateful Dead performances that you attended were 10/9/94 US Air Arena and 6/24/95 RFK Stadium. Why do you lie about attending shows that occured well before you were born?